New Tata Zest: Price, Variants and Features explained

Features of the variants of the new Tata Zest explained. Check out the prices and all details here.

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Tata Motors officially launched its much awaited compact sedan, the Zest at an event in Mumbai on August 12, 2014. The company has priced the new Zest at Rs 4.64 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 5.64 lakh for the base diesel variant.

Powering the new Tata Zest is a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine that churns 90 PS of power and 140Nm of torque. The diesel engine on the other hand is a 1.3-litre Quadrajet unit which comes in two power variants – 75PS of power with 190NM of torque and 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque.

The petrol model of the Zest will be available in four variants while the diesel will be offered in five trim levels. The pricing of the variants is as follows:

Petrol Revotron 1.2T

  • XE (Base): Rs 4.64 lakh
  • XM (Mid): Rs 5.25 lakh
  • XMS (Mid Safety): Rs 5.43 lakh
  • XMA (F-Tronic): NA
  • XT (Top): Rs 5.99 lakh

Diesel Quadrajet 1.2L

  • XE (Base) 75PS Variant: Rs 5.64 lakh
  • XM (Mid): Rs 6.27 lakh
  • XMS (Mid Safety): Rs 6.45 lakh
  • XMA (F-Tronic): Rs 6.99 lakh
  • XT (Top): Rs 6.99 lakh

Tata Zest 1.3 F-tronic AMT (7)

But how exactly are these variants different? Here is the complete list of what equipment you expect on which variant.

Let’s start with the base XE variant. The Tata Zest XE misses out on the Car Infotainment system. Other features are:


  • Tilt adjustable electric power steering
  • Air conditioner with heater
  • Vanity mirror on sun visor of co-driver side
  • Foldable key
  • Front power windows
  • Manual central locking


  • Alloy wheels (set of four)
  • Body colour ORVM, door handles and bumpers
  • ORVM with side turn LED indicators
  • Tata signature front grille with chrome humanity line
  • Signature LED tail lamps


  • Dual-tone Java Black & Latte interior scheme
  • Rugby shoulder seats
  • Aluminium finish gear shift lever

Instrument Panel

  • Segmented multi-info display
  • Gear shift (up/down) and in-gear indicator
  • Driver seat belt reminder, buzzer
  • Individual door-open display
  • Light-off and key-in reminder, buzzer
  • Distance-to-empty info
  • Fuel consumption display
  • Digital fuel gauge

Safety and Security

  • Immobiliser


Over and above the features of XE, the XM variant of the Zest gets:

Car Infotainment

  • ConnectNext Infotainment system by Harman
  • 4 speakers + 4 tweeters
  • Remote control for music system
  • Speed dependent volume control
  • Steering mounted audio, phone controls

Bluetooth connectivity

  • Phonebook access
  • Calls logs (incoming, outgoing, missed)
  • Audio streaming


  • Rear power windows
  • Electric adjustment for ORVMs
  • Remote central locking
  • Adjustable head rest


  • Projector headlamps
  • Chrome weather strip on windows
  • Chrome garnish on front fog lamps


  • Full fabric seat upholstery
  • Key ring illumination
  • Door co-ordinated cabin lights
  • Door trim with fabric inserts
  • Day and night IRVM
  • Co-driver seat under storage drawer

Safety and Security

  • Speed dependent auto door lock system
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • ABS with EBD and CSC

Over and above the features of XE and XM, the XMA variant of the Zest gets the automatic F-Tronic gearbox.


Over and above the features of XE, XM, the Zest XMS variant gets:


  • Height adjustable driver seat

Safety and Security

  • Driver and passenger
  • Front seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter

Over and above the features of XE, XM and XMS, the XT variant of the Zest gets:

Car Infotainment

Bluetooth Connectivity

  • Call reject with SMS feature**
  • Conference call
  • Incoming SMS notification and read-outs**

(**Function enabled only if supported by the Bluetooth profile of the connected phone)

  • SD card reader
  • Controls of FATC on touchscreen
  • Reverse park guide display
  • Picture/image viewer via USB and SD card
  • Voice command recognition technology


  • Rear defogger
  • Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC)
  • Rear parking sensors


  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED light guide rings on headlamps


  • Boot Lamp

Instrument Panel

  • Ambient temperature display

Safety and security

  • Perimetric alarm system
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  • Satish says:

    Wow! Even mid level variants are equipped with ABS alloys. Nothing much to lose. Excellent variants and pricing. All set to steal show from other sedans. Not just for diesel but petrols too. Great Tatas. Now make sure service quality and customer respect is spot on. Otherwise all the efforts in development would go waste.

  • nitin says:

    Awesome interiors. What a dashboard.. will check the car in the showroom..
    Exterior looks proportionate even if the back side is not inspiring – sober good boy design.

    Will comment once I take a test ride and will also decide whether to own this vehicle. After long time seeing a promising car from TATA.